Written by Pat Kerley
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese or Danmachi Memoria Freese (for a smaller mouthful) a turn-based RPG developed by Wright Flyer Studios.
The story of this mobile game follows the exploits of the main anime it is named after as well as the spin-off anime which can be a bit tricky if you have not watched both! It even uses still images from it to portray the story at times.
But its best moments are found when you start to get story segments outside the anime as well as exploring smaller side stories based around the characters that give them time to shine. It could be something simple like Ais wondering if she’s good enough to deserve a teddy to Tione wanting to be more girly!
The gameplay is rather simple, you enter a story or quest segment and face three parties of monsters. You can have up to four characters in your party and two in backup, with each character having three special moves and an ultra-super-duper mega-awesome chocolatey fudge ultimate move that you build during battle. You also have support characters that give your party a stats bonus or hinder your foes.
There is a great deal outside the story for you to explore, from side quests to get certain items to make your characters stronger, to obtaining items that give you stamina, because if you run out of stamina you can’t do much till it restocks. Yet there are loads of side quests and missions that will keep you going through the dungeons.
The game does allow you to spend your hard-earned cash to help you unlock more stuff and possibly get strong characters through its random lottery, though it is possible to get through it without paying a cent. It will just take you a much longer time to get the characters you want.
The game looks lovely visually and has loads of interesting designs for the characters and monsters. Its biggest let down is the dungeons, you simply walk from point A to point B and beat all monsters, there’s no real need for it. It’s simply there for your party to walk down and give a false sense of progression.
There are regular updates and it even has crossovers, currently, they have one with Goblin Slayer, so if you want to play as the Goblin Lad now is a great time to jump on, they even have a story between the two which is really cool. The crossover event only lasts until the end of February.
Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon? Memoria Freese gets a ‘loot the Appstore and download this game because it bloody rocks’!
PS Tiona is best girl!